All the UK schools nominated for prizes at the prestigious Tes School Awards 2024

The winners of the ‘Oscars of education’ will be announced next month – here are all the schools up for awards

Annie McNamee
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Annie McNamee
Contributor, Time Out London and UK
Haileybury, Hertfordshire
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Cinema has the Oscars. TV has the BAFTAs. Education has the Tes awards. 

Every year, headteachers from across the UK gather for the hottest night in teaching. Tes, which was once the Times Education Supplement paper and now produces software for schools, holds an annual celebration of the best in UK education. From primary schools to headteachers, the organisation celebrates the institutions which are giving students the best they can get, and increasing the value of local homes tenfold.

There are 21 categories which schools could be nominated for, with the ceremony scheduled for the June 21. As well as the big ticket prizes like best secondary school, best headteacher, and best primary, there are some pretty niche categories like ‘pupil mental health initiative of the year’ and ‘teaching assistant of the year’. 

If you’re deciding which neighbourhood to move to with your family, or are just very invested in the goings on of the education sector, here are all the nominees.

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Tes School Awards 2024: full list of shortlisted schools

Best Use of Technology

Cantell School, Hampshire
LVS Ascot, Berkshire
Manchester Academy High School, Manchester
RGS Worcester Family of Schools, Worcester
Sheffield High School for Girls GDST, South Yorkshire
St Swithun’s School, Hampshire
Sutton High School GDST, Surrey
The Prince of Wales School, Dorset

Boarding School of the Year

Cottesmore School, West Sussex
Dragon School, Oxfordshire
Haileybury, Hertfordshire
Handcross Park School, West Sussex
Oundle School, Northamptonshire
Port Regis, Dorset
Scarborough College, North Yorkshire
Shrewsbury School, Shropshire

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Setting of the Year

Birchwood Nursery School, Hertfordshire
Brougham Street Community Nursery School, North Yorkshire
Carlton Mills Primary School, West Yorkshire
Edgeborough School, Surrey
Growing Places Community Childcare Centres, Hampshire
Penketh South Primary School and Nursery, Cheshire
Stanhope Primary School, Greater London
Woolenwick Infant and Nursery School, Hertfordshire

Excellence in Creative Arts

Bede’s Senior School, East Sussex
Bolton School, Greater Manchester
King’s College School, Greater London
Kingsdale Foundation School, London
Norwich School, Norfolk
St. Cecilia’s College, County Londonderry
St Mungo’s High School, Falkirk
The Archer Academy, London

Headteacher of the Year (Independent)

Dr Joe Spence, Dulwich College, London
Gavin Horgan, Millfield School, Somerset
Robert Yates, Eversfield Preparatory School, West Midlands
William Trelawny-Vernon, Saint Ronan's Prep School, Kent

Headteacher of the Year (State)

Andrea Rosewell, E-ACT Braintcroft Academy, London
Brian Walton, Brookside Academy, Somerset
Lynn Williams, St Peter's Farnworth, Lancashire
Phil Davis, Wingfield Academy, South Yorkshire

Inclusive School of the Year

Brookside Academy, Somerset
Brougham Street Community Nursery School, North Yorkshire
Dagenham Park Church of England School, Essex
Kingsdale Foundation School, London
Oasis Academy Limeside, Lancashire
Our Lady & St Patrick’s High School, West Dunbartonshire
Rickmansworth School, Hertfordshire
The Skills Hub, Middlesex

Independent Prep School of the Year

Caterham Prep School, Surrey
Highfield Priory School, Lancashire
Oxford High School GDST, Oxfordshire
St Dunstan’s College Junior School, Greater London
St George’s School Windsor Castle, Berkshire
The Abbey Junior School, Berkshire
Wimbledon High Junior School GDST, London
Yarm Preparatory School, North Yorkshire

Independent Senior School of the Year

Brentwood School, Essex
City of London School for Girls, London
King's High School, Warwickshire
Leicester Grammar School, Leicestershire
Newcastle High School for Girls GDST, Newcastle upon Tyne
Sevenoaks School, Kent
Solihull School, West Midlands
Wimbledon High School GDST, London

Primary Curriculum Leader of the Year

Allen Tsui, Willow Brook Primary School Academy, London
Darren Eales, Broughton Primary School, North Lincolnshire
Holly McClure, Seaton Academy, Cumbria
James Watson, Heathfield Junior School, Middlesex
Jayne Meadows, Brighton Girls GDST, East Sussex
Katie Malins, St Catherine's Preparatory School, Surrey
Nicky Donley, Kirton Primary School, Lincolnshire
Roger Hitchin, Wellington Prep School, Somerset

Primary School of the Year

Handforth Grange Primary School, Cheshire
Kings Road Primary School, Manchester
Lea Forest Primary Academy, West Midlands
South Morningside Primary, Edinburgh
St Peters Farnworth, Lancashire
St Stephen's CE Primary School, London
Stanhope Primary School, London
The Wickford Church of England School, Essex

Pupil Mental Health Initiative of the Year

Fairview Primary School, County Antrim
Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby, Shropshire
Lime Tree Primary Academy, Greater Manchester
Maricourt Catholic High School, Merseyside
Rickmansworth School, Hertfordshire
St George's School Windsor Castle, Berkshire
St. Cecilia's College, County Londonderry
Trent College, Nottinghamshire

Secondary School of the Year

Cardinal Pole School, London
Chorlton High School, Greater Manchester
Kingsdale Foundation School, London
Lyndon School, West Midlands
Q3 Academy Langley, West Midlands
St Ninian’s High School, East Dunbartonshire
Wingfield Academy, West Yorkshire
Burnage Academy for Boys, Greater Manchester

Specialist Provision School Leader of the Year

Julliet Doherty, Ascent Autism Specialist College, Lancashire
Kerrie Whelan, Endeavour Academy Durham, County Durham
Melissa Perera, The Holmewood School, London
Robert Bell, Consilium Evolve, Tyne and Wear

Specialist Provision School of the Year

Red Gates School, Surrey
Aurora Hanley School, Staffordshire
TCES National Online School, London
Endeavour Academy Durham, County Durham
Thomas Middlecott Academy, Lincolnshire
Grange School, Manchester
Woodpecker Court, Kent
Hospital and Home Education Learning Centre, Nottinghamshire

Staff Wellbeing School of the Year

Archer Academy, London
Crown Hills Community College, Leicestershire
Grange School, Manchester
King James I Academy, County Durham
Lime Tree Primary Academy, Greater Manchester
Sedgefield Community College, County Durham
St Damian’s RC Science College, Lancashire
St Edward’s School, Dorset

Subject Lead of the Year (Secondary)

Claire Davies, Wellington School, Somerset
Economics Department, Headington School, Oxfordshire
Katie Evans, Manchester Academy, Manchester
Keira Wylie, Teign School, Devon
Lisa James, Trinity C of E High School, Manchester
Mark Pendergast, Global Academy, Middlesex
Michael Lewis, Immanuel College, Hertfordshire
Neetu Sadhwani, Avanti House Secondary School, Middlesex

Teaching Assistant of the Year

Cara Slater, Birtenshaw School, Greater Manchester
Dawn Worcester, LVS Ascot, Berkshire
Jackie Rawson, The Nicholas Hamond Academy, Norfolk
Lindsey Stanton, Wellington Prep School, Somerset
Maxine Tompkins, Nether Hall School, Leicestershire
Rob Howell, Oswestry School, Shropshire
Skye Collins, The Holmewood School, London
Sharon Monaghan, St. Cecilia's College, County Londonderry

The Tim Brighouse Community Engagement Initiative of the Year

Bradford Citizens, West Yorkshire
Crompton House CofE Secondary School, Greater Manchester
Downside School, Somerset
Haberdashers' Elstree Schools, Hertfordshire
Magdalen College School, Oxfordshire
Peartree Spring Primary School, Hertfordshire
The Ellesmere Port C of E College, Cheshire
Treloar School and College, Hampshire

Trust Team of the Year – 9 schools or less

Carlton Academy Trust, West Yorkshire
Empower Learning Academy Trust, Essex
Endeavour Learning Trust, Lancashire
London South East Academies Trust, Kent

Trust Team of the Year – 10 or more schools

AET, London
David Ross Education Trust, Leicestershire
E-ACT, Northamptonshire
Oak Trees MAT, Merseyside

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